Humble Bundle launched the Humble Jumbo Bundle 3 two weeks ago, including several games like Always Sometimes Monster, Blackguards and Saints Row IV, depending on the price you decided to pay. Of all the games in the bundle, it seems that one has benefited more than any of them: Insurgency.
Insurgency is a tactical shooter similar to that of Counter-Strike and the fully fleshed out version of a Half-Life 2 mod named Insurgency: Modern Combat Infantry. The game included several developers from the original Source mod as well as many members behind the original Red Orchestra mod that spawned a successful franchise for Tripwire Interactive, providing a highly competitive and unforgivingly game centered around one-life gameplay and prolonged action. While having a bit of a niche crowd in the crowded shooter genre, it has now had a meteoric rise in players in its community thanks to bundling several copies of the game into the Humble Jumbo Bundle 3 to let fans get their friends in on the action.
In a post on the games Steam Community page, New World Interactive creative director Jeremy Blum made a post stating that the size of the community has more than doubled:
With the success of Humble Jumbo Bundle 3, Insurgency’s community has grown to over one million players. Since November 11th, the community has more than doubled.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who purchased Insurgency through the bundle and shared their extra keys with friends. Our community is strong because of your enthusiasm for the game. If you have extra keys to give away, or are looking for a copy of the game, be sure to check this topic on our Steam forums. We also thank our long-time fans for welcoming the noobs as they adapt to a uniquely hardcore FPS experience.
It’s pretty incredible to see a game go from 500,000 active players to over 1,000,000 in the span of two weeks and speaks volumes about what a Humble Bundle can do for your games community. Considering the full game has been available since January of this year, it really puts how rapid adoption has been when put into perspective.